BOOK REVIEW: The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources by Michael T. Klare

Review by Nathan Seppa

By Science News, 12:46 PM April 19, 2012

Had T.S. Eliot been around to read this book, he might have said: This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a shortage.

Klare offers some grim realities: “Because most of the world has already been scoured for readily accessible resource reserves, the only hope for finding more oil, natural gas, minerals and farmland will lie in exten­ding the search to previously inaccessible or inhospitable areas.”

Some might accuse Klare of underselling the ability of humans to manage these ch...

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